Green Maltese is extremely excited about being a part of the Go Forward inaugural event, October 21-23 at the Ameristar Hotel Resort, Spa & Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. Education Opportunities from Green Maltese @ Gateway Conference: Reading the Building: Predictive Occupancy Profiling Presented by Christopher J. Naum Chief of Training, Command Institute, DC And John […]
The Michael H. Minger Foundation is working on a grant to develop fire safety information for college students with disabilities. As part of this grant we have been developing a series of videos looking at fire safety for students with visual, hearing and mobility disabilities and learning/developmental disorders. We have posted these online along […]
U.S. Home Structure Fires U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 373,900 home structure1 fires per year during 2005-2009. These fires caused an annual average of 2,650 civilian fire deaths, 12,890 civilian fire injuries, and $7.1 billion in direct damage. 92% of all structure fire deaths resulted from home fires. On average, seven […]
Roanoke,VA — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized the city’s new Williamson Road Fire Station with “gold” LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. This certification was achieved as the result of the facility scoring 39 credits (or points), which are defined and rewarded by the USGBC. To qualify as a basic LEED facility, the project must achieve 26 credits. LEED “silver” certification is achieved at 33 points.
Green Building in Indianapolis: Creating a Sustainable Future The City’s Office of Sustainability, in partnership with WCTY Channel 16, is proud to announce the City’s first green building documentary. The film is titled “Green Building in Indianapolis: Creating a Sustainable Future” and is hosted by green living expert Sara Snow. The approximately 54-minute documentary features […]
Have you ever thought about how you would search your local grocery store? Or better yet have you ever trained on how you would search it?
Almost every small town or suburb has at least one or two grocery stores simply because we all must EAT! Out of the first two questions just asked , I would say most have thought about it but very few have trained on it because it not a everyday occasion that we have a grocery store fire.
A Clay County fire department is starting construction on a new fire house.
The Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department broke ground on the $1.5 million project. Federal stimulus money is paying for most of it. Posey Township collected donations to cover its portion of a quarter-million dollars.
The new fire house will provide more room for newer fire trucks. It will also have living quarters for the volunteers and be energy efficient.
“Thick insulated walls, it’s going to have solar panels to generate some electricity. It’s going to have solar panels to heat some of the water. We’re going to catch all the rain water and use it for geothermal heating and cooling,” says Posey Township Volunteer Fire Chief Larry Tempel.
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Rooftop farming is the practice of cultivating food on the rooftop of buildings. Rooftop farming is usually done using hydroponics, aeroponics or air-dynaponics systems or container gardens. Besides using the allready present space at the roof itself, additional platforms could possibly be created between high-rise buildings called “aero-bridges.